Mr Gregory Taylor


General, colorectal and laparoscopic surgery




Mr Taylor is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgery in Swansea and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Swansea University. He is and experienced general, colorectal and laparoscopic surgeon, with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer and diverticular disease, complex abdominal wall hernias, haemorrhoids and other anorectal conditions. Mr Taylor is the Clinical Lead for Colorectal Surgery at Swansea Bay University Health Board.

After graduating from Leeds Medical School in 2000, Mr Taylor trained in general surgery and colorectal surgery in Yorkshire and London. Alongside surgical training, he pursued an interest in clinical research and novel surgical technologies as an NIHR Clinical Lecturer at the University of Leeds, and completed a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2011. He has been involved in several clinical trials as research fellow and is currently Chief Investigator on two clinical trials funded by Health and Care Research Wales.

Mr Taylor gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2016 and came to Swansea to undertake senior clinical fellowships in laparoscopic surgery and advanced pelvic malignancy, before taking up his current post as Consultant General and Colorectal Surgery in 2017. He has specialist interests in minimally invasive surgery, early rectal cancer, hernia surgery and complex abdominal wall reconstruction.

Procedures commonly performed include:

  • Hernia surgery including inguinal, femoral and umbilical with a specialist interest in incisional hernias.
  • Colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery for benign and cancer disease
  • Transanal surgery for large rectal polyps
  • Haemorrhoid treatment
  • Surgery for anal fissure
  • Anal fistula surgery
  • Pilonidal disease surgery



MBBCh, MSc in General Surgery, FRCS, Diploma in Medical Information, MSc in Health Informatics, LLM (Master Medical Law), Dimploma in leadership and management LLM